When it comes to food I love pretty much everything, and the selections in Waikiki rarely disappoint. I recently had a chance to try a few new places popping up in the 96815, from breakfast treats, to a stellar happy hour menu and a mango infused dinner cuisine.
This summer, treat yourself.
Breakfast/Quick Bite – Marion Crepes:
This place has 40 different sweet and savory flavors. They are made to order, and have a variety of fillings you can choose from. I tried the Strawberry & Banana Chocolate Sundae. In my opinion, it can be breakfast or dessert. Either way, it will satisfy your sweet tooth. Other selections include Chicken Breast & Cheese with a homemade basil sauce, or The Waikiki special with Acai Sorbet and fruit.
Waikiki Yokocho in Waikiki Shopping Plaza, 2250 Kalakaua Ave. Honolulu, HI 96815
Happy Hour/Dim Sum – Yauatcha Waikiki:
Located inside the International Market Place, this modern teahouse offers a combination of contemporary Cantonese dim sum, and European patisserie. Their new Flow & Prosper menu features six craft cocktails and eight dim sum. Prices range from $8 for drinks to $6 for dim sum available Monday through Friday from 3pm to 6pm at the bar.
The Ginger Smash has Virginia Black Whiskey, ginger, cardamom, vanilla, lemongrass, lemon and ginger beer. Let’s just say I’ll see you a the bar!
2330 Kalakaua Avenue, Suite 326, Honolulu, HI 96815. 808-739-9318
Who could use one of these in their life right now?
Flowing and Prospering
Dinner Date: Taormina Sicilian Cuisine
Mangoes are juicy, healthy and delicious, and they are the main star of Chef Hiro’s new seasonal dishes. I enjoyed the Tropical Flair, a mango risotto with mascarpone cheese, seared scallops, black pepper, shrimp, kale and a hint of blue cheese. So good, I went back for seconds and thirds. The Mango Tango salad has avocado, shrimp, sun-dried tomatoes, cucumbers and prosciutto. I’m a sucker for dessert… don’t miss the House-made Mango mousse cheesecake with coconut syrup.
227 Lewers St, Honolulu, HI 96815. 808.926.5050
What’s your favorite place to eat and drink in Waikiki? Do you have any recommendations? I’m always up for trying something new.